Verona Fablab corsi e attività
Who we are

A laboratory to discover, innovate and grow up

 

Verona FabLab was born in 2014 from a strong desire to create a place where people could give birth to innovative ideas thanks to avantguard machines like 3D printers, CNC mills and laser- cutter, and to share knowledge among a “Fabbers’ Network” that grew bigger in the years. Since 2015 already, a second location in the downtown was opened and we’ve evolved from a place of innovation to a place of meeting, aggregation and development. 

Verona FabLab is a social enterprise but it was born as a private, no profit cultural association, founded in 2014 and recognized by Veneto Region. It is part of a global FabLab Network whose aim is to democratize the access to the tools for technical invention. This community is simultaneously a manufacturing network, a distributed technical education campus, and a research laboratory working to digitize fabrication, inventing the next generation of manufacturing and personal fabrication. Verona FabLab’s mission is to create a local laboratory where citizens can find knowledge, instruments and spaces to learn, experiment and share competences, creating social value that has a positive impact on the territory.

Verona FabLab’s strength relies on its capacity of providing formal and non-formal education, and bringing youth and adults closer to technology with the scope to make them “conscious producers” and not “passive consumers”. To do so, the association commits to train teachers, trainers and educators and is a promoter of different activities that involve schools, museums, cooperatives. Verona FabLab promotes digital literacy and the development of computational thinking through the acquisition of: digital skills (programming, prototyping), cognitive skills (problem solving, critical thinking) and transversal competences (creativity and team working).

Verona FabLab is…

Innovation

we have ambitious and visionary ideas, promoted by expert makers and realized by avantguard machines. Innovation is what we care the most about and we look forward to sharing it with as many people as possible

Future

For us, future is participation: we imagine a place where everyone’s ideas are considered and realized with the goal to improve, even a little, our daily lives, taking care of the surrounding environment and social wellbeing

Community

…when a group of people meet together to do something they have passion for, they establish a special relationship based on sharing, friendship and feeling of belonging.
Verona Fablab is all this

Our Services

Make it with us

Service

Service

 

 

we realize your projects thanks to our: 3D printers, CNC milling machine for wood and metal, laser-cutter and virtual reality

Education

Education

 

 

We offer professional, formal and non-formal education for youth and adults, informal education, and learning paths for enterprises.  

Projects

Projects

 

 


Innovation is for all! discover our open source projects, download the PDF and experiment. Enjoy!

Events

Events

 

 

 

Live our Fablab’s energy taking part in our events!

Projects And Innovation Made in Verona FabLab

Sustainable Mobility

FabVan

Fabvan is a van…but not only. It is an experimental laboratory for social innovation. Thanks to Cariverona Foundation’s contribution, we are able to offer free of charge activities and laboratories for children, youth, adults and elderly people, covering all the age-ranges with tailor-made activities. Our goal was to create a mobile laboratory where people could find all the necessary tools to learn, experiment and share knowledge. We thought “well, if citizens do not go to FabLab, FabLab must go to them!”. The idea that stays behind this initiative is to create a network within the local communities to boost a bottom-up process of innovation. That’s why each of our van’s stops is co-projected by local organizations, public authorities, schools, elderly people centres etc.

Sustainable Mobility

E-bike Sharing 

FabLab promotes sustainable mobility. Thanks to the health district ULSS9 Scaligera, FabLab could make 10 electric mountain bikes available for enterprises and citizens in the Valpantena area (Verona). People can rent our electric bikes for fun, to explore the valley and do local excursions. Enterprises can rent bikes to promote a sustainable home-work commute for their employees.

Labs

Tech 4 Kids

Today’s children are the society of tomorrow, so we feel the responsibility of educating them to digital. With the T4K initiative we promote digital and computer literacy among children and teenagers.

Projects

ROBOTICS AND VIRTUAL REALITY WITH STUDENTS IN HOSPITALS

This project is financed by Just Foundation and aims to bring dedicated laboratories in the technological field to those children that are hospitalized for serious illnesses in the Borgo Roma’s polyclinic hospital departments of cystic fibrosis, pediatric oncohematology and paediatrics. An innovative methodological approach stimulates computational thinking and the aptitude for analyzing and solving problems. But the most important objective is to support children and their families’ hope for the future thanks to an educational and emotional path that allows them to keep ties with the school life environment. Laboratories for teachers and educators are also provided.

Education

AlternaLab

“Learning by doing” is the philosophy of our PCTO project aimed at third and fourth grade students. In AlternaLab, students are able to choose between different laboratorial paths that allow them to acquire both digital and transversal skills through the development of a Project Work (for instance: Maker, Communication and Media, IoT, Robotics, CoderDojo, Digital Tailoring, Internship in affiliated companies).

Education

Neet 4.0

Neet is the acronym of Not employed, in education or in training. Neet 4.0 is a project realized by Verona FabLab and Megahub (Samarcanda Cooperativa Sociala Onlus) thanks to the contribution of the Cariverona Foundation. Its scope is to offer tools and skills during 180 hours training to 20 young people in Verona and Vicenza provinces, to make them more competent and competitive in a more demanding job market. The first phase of the training course covers areas like 2D and 3D design, digital prototyping, use of 3D printers, laser cutting, milling, etc.

The final project work develops into a smart garden prototype whose system consists of a water-tank that contains immersion pumps (one per vegetable garden / sector to be watered) and a solar-powered IoT control unit. The IoT control unit communicates via LoRaWAN, a rapidly spreading long range network designed specifically for the IoT. The garden structure is developed thanks to CAD design and laser cutting. 

Tech and Sustainability

OrtoCity

OrtoCity was created to allow everyone to eat 0-KM fruit and vegetables. If you don’t have land to plant your vegetables, you can make tubs (like we did!) and still grow whatever you want.
The system consists of a water tank that contains immersion pumps (one per vegetable garden / sector to be watered) and a solar-powered IoT control unit. Add some pipes and cables and your smart garden will be ready! There is no need for WiFi or SIM, OrtoCity communicates (for free!) via LoRaWAN, a very fast spreading long range network designed specifically for the IoT. Thanks to Node-red it is possible to have a personalized dashboard that allows to see the histories of ambient temperature, soil humidity and battery charge; as well as checking and modifying the watering.

MeetUp

Roboval

Roboval is one of the most important Verona FabLab’s projects, an annual fair that aims to bring people and especially youth closer to technology.
It is a non-profit event where creativity unfolds to share inventions and experiences, where the present is shaped by the future.

Dreamers like us

Feel free to contact our team for any inquiry:

info@veronafablab.it